During Potter years, the trade seems to scrape by, if only just. During non-Potter years well, not so much.
Bloomsbury UK is the latest to suffer as a result, as "instead of the more than £20m profits that analysts had pencilled in for this year, it admitted last night that it will make closer to £5m. In the first six months of the year it made £4m, suggesting the latter half of 2006 has been a disaster."
When this is your company's best seller; yeah, you got problems.
Fer Chrissake people, there are other books out there, you know.
Posted by Dave